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May 26, 1941


Honolulu, HI

First flight:


Age 6, with father in a Piper Cub



B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University; J.D. (law degree) from La Verne (CA) University; has done graduate work at UCLA; attended U.S. Navy Test Pilot School

Professional achievements:


Certificate in Flight Test Engineering from the University of Tennessee Space Institute; FAA Statement of Aerobatic Competency, Level I (waiver) for unrestricted aerobatics; Aerobatic Competency Examiner (ACE); licensed attorney

Past Employment:


Engineer with United States Forest Service for 28 years. Much of this time based in San Dimas, CA as aviation program leader for USFS, in charge of technical aspects of firefighting airplanes and helicopters.



Owner of Murphy & Harrison, Inc. Engineer, Lawyer, Pilot

Number of performances (through 2007):



City of residence:


Lake Arrowhead, California, USA



Wife/pilot/promoter/hangar assistant/flightline crew Susan Newman-Harrison Daughters Janie and Laura, both of Portland, OR; daughter Lisa of VT; son Kent, lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy currently stationed at Monterey, CA; son Michael of Silicon Valley, CA; eight grandchildren.


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